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Replicant (2001)

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Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Replicant / Edward Garrotte
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Det. Jake Riley
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Angie
Brandon James Olson ...
Danny
Pam Hyatt ...
Mrs. Riley
Ian Robison ...
Stan Reisman
Allan Gray ...
Roarke
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Snotty Concierge
Jayme Knox ...
Wendy Wyckham
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Captain
Chris Kelly ...
Chris
Peter Flemming ...
Paul
Margaret Ryan ...
Gwendolyn
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Hooker
Lillian Carlson ...
Nurse
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Storyline

Jake Riley is working on the "Torch" case, a psycho serial killer, who kills women with kids and sets them on fire after they are dead. The killer calls Riley sometimes and now, that Riley retires, the killer has no person to play against anymore. The NSA comes into play here and offers a job to Riley. A replicant, or better a clone of the killer should help him find the real one, as kind of test if it works out. Now Riley is back on track, with a clone of the killer at his hand on the way to discover that nobody is born as murderer. Written by Christian Riesen

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A ruthless killer... to destroy him, they had to create him. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 May 2001 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Replikant  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

(at around 57 mins) When the Torch is lighting the $20 bill on fire, which of course is fake, but usually the camera is not close enough to see. This time however you can see "Motion Pictures" where it would normally say United States. See more »

Quotes

Replicant: Calm the fuck down!
The Torch: No more phone calls.
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Featured in Dans la peau de Jean-Claude Van Damme (2003) See more »

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Written by Gene Siegel & Loren Gold
Performed by Shine
Published by Station Victoria 7 (BMI) & Fill The Pool Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Studio Eleven Productions
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A Better Quality DTV Product
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

Unlike Seagal's crop of DTV crud, Van Damme has been making a very strong effort to make his releases better. "Replicant" is one of them. This is the fourth movie that Van Damme has been in where he plays two people. (See also: "Double Impact", "Maximum Risk", and "Timecop") I wonder if that's in his contract. The plot is: A serial killer named "The Torch" (Van Damme) is on the loose. Rogue cop Jake Riley (Rooker) has to stop him. When "Torch" leaves one of his strands of hair at the crime scene, the idea is to clone him and stop him.

Van Damme plays the clone like a baby. He has to learn to speak, walk and fight. It's a very good performance. Michael Rooker puts in his usual gruff performance. Ringo Lam directs the action scenes with a lot of style and energy. The climatic fight between both clones is fun but we've seen it before.

"Replicant" is definitely worth seeing. The fans will enjoy it and non-fans I think will be surprised by Van Damme's performance.

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